Last week the folks at PhoneBuff compared the iPhone 7 against the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in a speed test, with the iPhone 7 clearly blowing the Note 7 away, which we can only assume is largely thanks to its new A10 Fusion quad-core processor. However the question is, how does it fare against its predecessor, the iPhone 6s?


This might be of interest amongst iPhone owners who are wondering if making the upgrade from the 6s to the 7 is worth it? Granted there are a ton of new features, but if you’re just speaking about performance, will there be a noticeable difference in the A9’s dual-core chipset versus the A10 Fusion’s quad-core? The simple answer is: yes.

In their test, the first lap saw the iPhone 7 run through and open all its apps in 1 minute 8 seconds, while the iPhone 6s came in at 1 minute 20 seconds. The second round’s test which includes relaunching the apps to see if they’re still running in the background saw the iPhone 7 complete it in 1 minute 34 seconds, with the iPhone 6s coming in at 1 minute 48 seconds.

Based on these numbers it seems that the iPhone 6s would actually have no problems beating the Galaxy Note 7 if they were to be compared. However like we said, the simple answer is yes, there is a difference, but unless you think that your iPhone 6s feels sluggish in performance, or if you have a need for a more powerful iPhone, maybe upgrading based purely on performance alone might not be a good enough reason.

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Product NameiPhone 6siPhone 7
Diagonal (inches)4.7"4.7"
Battery Capacity (mAh)1715 mAh1960 mAh
Processor NameA9A10
RAM Options2GB2GB
Street Price$147 iPhone 6s on Amazon$425 iPhone 7 on Amazon
Link to full specsiPhone 6s Full specs and detailsiPhone 7 Full specs and details
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